18 December 2012
Responding to the release of the Clinical Commissioning Groups’ (CCGs) Outcomes Indicator Set 2013/14, the document which will provide comparative information on the quality of health services commissioned by CCGs, Charlotte Potter, Policy Manager of Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“We are delighted that the CCG Outcomes Indicator Set includes measures for one and five year survival rates for all cancers*. Measuring performance on survival rates will help lead to much-needed improvements in early diagnosis and treatment.
“By including indicators for all cancer types, this publication takes an important step towards ensuring fair treatment for people with rarer cancers.
“However we need to ensure that these indicators are used in practice and that CCGs are held to account for improving these survival rates for all cancers.”
*In the form of indicators
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way.
We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The fundraisers who make it all possible.
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